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startup time max

April 10, 2007 | 7:05 pm

Hello, when I start Max/MSP/Jitter on windows XP for the first time
after a reboot, it takes a very long time before it has loaded.
Especially initializing interface take a very long time. When I quit
en start again it loads much faster.
Is it possible somehow to shorten this first loading time?

Best Lucas
PC (windows XP / maxmsp 4.6.2 / jitter 1.6.3 b2)


April 10, 2007 | 7:19 pm

Hi,

it is possible, if you have antivirus software installed, to
deactivate it or tell it somehow to ignore max/msp files. That’s what
clogged my setup before I decided to stop worrying and love the risk.

best,
nesa


April 10, 2007 | 7:40 pm

This has always been my experience through various versions of Max.

Do you have a large amount of files in your search paths? Reduce the number if possible. I don’t believe it’s the cause of the long startup time, but it might shave off a couple of seconds, at least it did for me.


April 10, 2007 | 8:24 pm

On Apr 10, 2007, at 12:05 PM, subzero wrote:

> Hello, when I start Max/MSP/Jitter on windows XP for the first time
> after a reboot, it takes a very long time before it has loaded.
> Especially initializing interface take a very long time. When I
> quit en start again it loads much faster.
> Is it possible somehow to shorten this first loading time?

In my experience this has been related to anti-virus software. You
can typically disable anti-virus checks for certain applications or
folders if you like. See your anti-virus software’s documentation for
more information.

-Joshua


April 10, 2007 | 8:58 pm

hi there,

the search path is stripped completely, apart from the help files,
and no virus software is running .. the system is running on a pretty
clean and sobered up xp install.

after a reboot the max startup time is around 3 minutes, once the xp
account has logged in ..

after max been loaded once startup times are much faster.

any other hints are much appreciated

gideon

On 10-apr-2007, at 21:40, Adam Kendall wrote:

> This has always been my experience through various versions of Max.
>
> Do you have a large amount of files in your search paths? Reduce
> the number if possible. I don’t believe it’s the cause of the long
> startup time, but it might shave off a couple of seconds, at least
> it did for me.


April 11, 2007 | 12:21 pm

I’ve had similar behaviour with XP long time ago, but it wasn’t
related to max: after logon, you see start menu, but you still can’t
start any application, until xp starts all services or something.
So, could you try this test: start xp, logon, wait 5 minutes, and
then start max?

If max starts faster, then it’s something related to xp, so you can
carefully checkout out thread in this forum:

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=235571

hth,
nesa


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